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Jordan orders 1 million vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech

Jordan has ordered one million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech novel coronavirus vaccine, with the first shipment expected at the end of January or early February, the health minister says.

Jordan has recorded 289,748 cases of the COVID-19 disease, including 3,778 deaths, and the numbers continue to rise daily.

“Jordan will receive one million vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech in installments from January or early February,” says Health Minister Nazir Obeidat in remarks carried by the state-run Petra news agency.

He says the country was seeking to make vaccines available to more than 20 percent of the 11 million-strong population, “which means to suffice for 2.2 million citizens.”

Jordan announced in mid-December that it had approved emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, adding that talks were underway with other pharmaceutical firms.

Last week, Jordan launched a website for those wishing to be vaccinated to register to obtain the jab, on condition that they be front line health workers, over 60, or suffering from chronic health conditions.

AFP

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